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Abba Herring

deepcreek May 20, 2008 04:57 PM

I picked up a couple of jars of Abba Herring while at a Denninger's in Hamilton a few weeks back, and remembered how much I like it (I got a garlic cream sauce, and an aquavit marinade with orange peel). Anybody know where I can get more in downtown T.O.?

  1. Kagemusha May 20, 2008 05:29 PM

    If you're fond of Denninger's, you owe yourself a trip to Brandt Meats in Mississauga. Great factory-fresh cured meats and wurst plus a wide range of German/Mittel Europe products. And yes, there's a good selection of Abba and other herring brands.

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    1. re: Kagemusha
      deepcreek May 20, 2008 07:21 PM

      Thanks – I've been meaning to try to get out there. I'm sure Brandt is great, and it's certainly closer than Denninger's (which I truly am fond of). I'm still hoping to find a source closer than Etobicoke...

      1. re: deepcreek
        Kagemusha May 21, 2008 06:07 AM

        IKEA does carry a very limited range of Abba herring but not the types you're after. Just go to Brandt--load up and be happy! North Fish in Etobicoke is worth a visit for smoked/cured fish, too.

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      JimGrinsfelder May 20, 2008 07:45 PM

      I bought some Abba Herring at IKEA in Minneapolis and I'm not impressed.

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      1. re: JimGrinsfelder
        deepcreek May 20, 2008 08:42 PM

        Wow – that's way further than Etobicoke!

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        mac n cheeze May 21, 2008 04:35 AM

        Try calling Milbree-Viking on Laird (just S of Eglinton). They are a Finnish deli - and the Finns know herring! I don't know if they have it, but it is worth a try

        133 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V5, CA

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        1. re: mac n cheeze
          JamieK May 21, 2008 11:09 AM

          second Milbree-Viking for great smoked fish and other items but when you look at their online list of imported fish products, Abba's not there -

          Starsky's is a good bet -

          2040 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4X, CA

          133 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V5, CA

          1. re: JamieK
            mac n cheeze May 21, 2008 11:16 AM

            Fair. My line of thinking was that they may have something similar to the OPs liking that would be closer than Hamilton or the Ikea in Minneapolis :)

            1. re: mac n cheeze
              JamieK May 21, 2008 11:19 AM

              I agree, plus online business does always reflect in-store reality.

          2. re: mac n cheeze
            deepcreek May 21, 2008 03:50 PM

            I quite like this place, but I can never get out without buying nearly one of everything! And then I end up forgetting what I've bought. Occurs to me suddenly that I probably still have a can of their Norwegian fish balls in my cupboard...(actress/bishop etc.)

            1. re: deepcreek
              Kagemusha May 22, 2008 01:10 PM

              Went to Brandt's today. The Abba herring you want is there.

          3. Tara9000 May 21, 2008 09:37 AM

            I bet Starsky would have it. They have an entire herring section - including bulk and packaged offerings.


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